It’s no secret that adoption takes a lot of resources, but one Colorado family has gotten quite creative with their fundraising efforts. From yard sales to haircuts and painting lessons, the Hoekstras’ fundraising efforts were the perfect opportunity to bring a community together to complete a family. Now, the PureFlix.com family is part of that community too!
Watch this family’s reaction as they learn that one of the hardest parts of their adoption journey is over:
Thanks to YOU, the PureFlix.com family, this fun adoption fundraiser for the Hoekstra family was their last one! Your support means that they can focus on bringing baby Hoekstra home from South Korea — and that together, we can continue helping other families through Adopt Together, a crowdfunding platform that helps families raise resources to complete the adoption process.
After having two children of their own, the Hoekstras decided it was time to grow their family. The financial burden caused by adoption can scare a lot of excited families away - but not the Hoekstras. They put their heads together and began fundraising on AdoptTogether.org and in person. The night we interviewed them, they were hosting a “Sip and Paint” event, where their friends learned to paint and enjoyed fellowship with the community that came together to financially and spiritually support the family.
Alyssa Hoekstra told us, “I have always felt like adoption was a calling of mine because I know that there were kids out there who needed a home.”
The Hoekstras struggled to conceive for the first several years of their marriage, that is until they started the adoption process! After their first few meetings to learn about what an adoption journey takes, they conceived their son. Still feeling like God was calling them to adoption, they looked into the process again, only to conceive their daughter! But these special blessings didn’t deter them, and now the Hoekstras are matched with a toddler from South Korea.
Adam Hoekstra told PureFlix.com, ”What has surprised me the most is that it’s not just us. It’s our extended family, it's our friends, it’s all of the people that have helped or prayed for us thus far.”
Adoption is a long, costly journey that few couples can do alone. The Hoekstras chose Adopt Together as the perfect place to start their journey. Donations are tax-deductible and can only be applied towards verified adoption expenses, making it a safe way to give charitably and be assured you’re making a real difference.
Know a family that is on an adoption journey? We want to hear their story! Leave us a comment and be sure to let them know how Adopt Together can help them along the way.
Sarah Hartland knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she wrote her first short story in the fourth grade. By the time she was in high school, she had written two novellas and countless short stories. It was her love of storytelling that led her into marketing and media.
Sarah freelanced throughout her time at Colorado Christian University, where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. At CCU, Sarah competed in speech and debate across the country, securing multiple awards and a national debate championship. She co-lead CCU's first-ever broadcast media program, CCU.TV, and served as the program's Student Producer during her senior year.
When she's not writing blog posts or editing a video, Sarah loves to swing dance, ski, travel, or visit her seven younger siblings in Montana.